ALACHUA COUNTY - Alachua County's Web Services Division has been selected to present the new Alachua County website and discuss the process behind its creation, at the Innovation Groups' (IG) National 2007 Transforming Local Government (TLG) Conference, June 6 - 8, 2007 in Bellevue, Washington. Over 1,000 local government professionals will attend the TLG Conference, which is held annually and focuses on building trust within government organizations, using the best tools to guide internal government groups and communities through powerful change initiatives, and facilitating local government professionals to network and learn from each other.
During the TLG conference, D. Brent Messer, Web Services Supervisor for Alachua County, and his staff will give a combined interactive presentation with representatives from the City of Las Vegas, Nevada. They will discuss in-house development and innovative practices in leadership to illustrate to other municipalities how significant advancements in governmental operations result in effective service to the community.
Innovations Groups is an organization guided by a Board of local government managers from across the U.S. whose stated purpose is to assist local government to build and sustain the capacity to be innovative. The Alachua County Website was selected for presentation because it incorporates the following principles of local government innovation as defined by The Innovation Groups:
- Innovation/Creativity - Stretched or improved the boundaries of ordinary governmental operations
- Building Organizational Capacity - Incorporated critical thinking and problem solving techniques
- Applicable Results & Real World Advice - Applicable results and outcomes
- Leadership - Demonstrated extraordinary leadership style and/or workplace climate.
- Integrated Processes And Reengineering With The Use Of Technology - Used new technologies and creative business processes
- Quality Management - Used quality management principles, tools, and procedures
- Value Proposition - Improved the health of the community
For more information regarding the presentation or the Alachua County website, contact the County's Information & Telecommunication Services Department at (352) 338-7300.